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PIMBA HEADLINES - July 24, 2014

PERFORMANCE ORDER RELEASED
The performance order for each of PIMBA's 2014 regular season shows was determined by random draw and is as follows:

Kiski (9/6): Freeport, Deer Lakes, Rochester, Springdale, Norwin, Penn-Trafford, Southmoreland, Kiski
Gateway (9/13): Rochester, Blackhawk, Fox Chapel, McGuffey, Moon, Mars, Hampton, Gateway
Norwin (9/27): Belle Vernon, Trinity, Hampton, Deer Lakes, Mars, Southmoreland, Leechburg, Kiski, McGuffey, Penn-Trafford, Norwin
Moon (10/4): Rochester, Southmoreland, Blackhawk, Gateway, Kiski, McGuffey, Moon
Deer Lakes (10/18): Apollo-Ridge, Trinity, Rochester, Leechburg, Kiski, Moon, Blackhawk, Fox Chapel, Southmoreland, Norwin, Springdale, Mars, Deer Lakes

Performance order for the 2014 Championships will be set at the Championship Director's Meeting prior to the event.

2014 PIMBA SCHEDULE
PIMBA's fall 2014 schedule includes seven regular-season shows leading up to Championships at Penn Trafford High School. All bands throughout the tri-state area are invited to participate in either Festival Class or Competition Class. Bands of all sizes and styles are welcome to perform and receive input, audio commentary in real time and post-show dialogue with the judges as collective feedback help students and bands improve. Ratings and rankings are optional as per preference of the director.

Please contact Tom Snyder, President, at president@pimba.org, any show host, or any member director for more information.

September 6 Kiski Area HS (Davis Field in Vandergrift) Rob Traugh, Director
September 13 Gateway HS (Monroeville) Bob Read, Director
September 27 Norwin HS (North Huntingdon) Tim Daniels, Director
October 4 Moon Area HS (Moon Township) Nick Barthen, Director
October 18 Deer Lakes HS (Cheswick) Chris Snyder, Director
October 25 Penn Trafford HS (tentative) (Harrison City) Dave Cornelius, Director

November 1 Penn Trafford HS (Harrison City) - Championships for Competition Class & Final Performances for Festival Class, Dave Cornelius, Director

4 PIMBA MEMBER SCHOOL DISTRICTS RECOGNIZED BY NAMM
Four school districts of PIMBA member bands were recently recognized as 2014 "Best Communities for Music Education" by NAMM recently: Fox Chapel, Moon, Rochester and Trinity. Congratulations to all of the students, music faculty, administrators and board members of these districts as well as to their communities for this prestigious recognition!

GENERAL BUTLER VAGABONDS DRUM & BUGLE CORPS RECRUITMENT DRIVE UNDERWAY
The General Butler Vagabonds Drum and Bugle Corps 2014 parade and performance recruitment drive is underway! The corps has a rich history dating back to 1966 and is rebuilding towards a competitive organization in the summer of 2015. This year we will devote to recruiting talented high school musicians in brass, percussion and guard to help us reestablish the corps at the only active junior drum and bugle corps in the Pgh and surrounding area.

We have an open house scheduled for June 1 (Sunday) at the Vagabond Center in Lyndora, PA. Participation is free if you are willing to donate 4 hours each month in the summer towards the corps fundraising efforts. We will not turn away anyone with the desire and time to commit to the organization for the 2014 summer.

Rehearsals are Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings and parades and performances will be added as they become available. We have a talented and experienced staff onboard to assist the corps in striving for greatness. This is your chance to get in before the spots all fill up.

For more information, please visit our webpage at: http://generalbutlervagabonds.com/drum--bugle-corps.html. You will find a brief, no obligation, prospective membership form there to be included in our mailing list, along with some additional details about the corps.

Thanks for your interest in the General Butler Vagabonds Drum and Bugle Corps!

FOX CHAPEL MARCHING BAND SEEKING PIT/PERCUSSION AND WIND/VISUAL INSTRUCTOR
Fox Chapel is accepting applications for the positions of Pit/Percussion Instructor and Wind/Visual instructor. For more information, read the vacancy announcement (pdf link) .

BLACKHAWK MARCHING BAND SEEKING BRASS INSTRUCTORS
The Blackhawk High School Marching Band (Beaver Falls, PA) is accepting applications for a brass instructor for the 2014 season. Responsibilities include developing individual and sectional technique as well as supporting the learning, performing and memorization of music in sectional, individual, and full band rehearsal settings. Instructors are primarily needed for summer rehearsals and band camp. However, those who can join us for the full season (July through November) are preferred. It is preferred that applicants have experience beyond high school such as with a collegiate or DCI organization, as well as prior teaching experience. Applicants must have all current clearances.

For more information please contact director Dave Zaccari at zaccarid@bsd.k12.pa.us

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